36 Best Quotes about Back to School

Back to School Quote of the Day

The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions - Bishop Mandell Creighton

The start of a new school year means different things to different people. The time of the year when students are busy preparing to get back to school is filled with anticipation. To ease the tension and pep up spirits, many of our best thinkers have penned a variety of back to school quotes.

Back to school quotes can be funny or inspirational, depending on the need of the hour. While the inspirational ones are good for everyone and send out powerful messages, the funny ones are meant to lighten the mood and calm down anxious minds.

Inspirational back to school quotes are useful in instilling confidence and strength in the student. Having the right attitude is the key to succeed in any venture, including education. They help tide over the anxiety associated with the beginning of yet another academic year.

For those who are already aware of the virtues of education and yet are anxious about going back to school, there are funny quotes that come to their rescue.

In short, back to school quotes are useful in transitioning from the careless summer breaks to the more structured school life. We know that good education is what lays the foundation for the future. So, back to school quotes are also a kind of celebration of schooling and education.

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows - Sydney J. Harris

Education Quotes, Graduation Quotes, Purpose Quotes

I am what the librarians have made me with a little assistance from a professor of Greek and a few poets - Bernard Keble Sandwell

The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead - Aristotle, Greek Philosopher


Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your childwill be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken - Bill Dodds

Dependence Quotes

The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions - Bishop Mandell Creighton

Education Quotes

You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation - Brigham Young

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. - Albert Einstein, German Physicist

Education Quotes

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires - William Arthur Ward

Great Quotes

You can never be overdressed or overeducated - Oscar Wilde

Education is not filling a pail but the lighting of a fire - William Butler Yeats

Education Quotes

Maybe I'll work for a label someday, write some fiction, nonfiction. Someday I'd like to go back to school and get my teaching degree. I want to be a grandpa. I want to have more kids. - Art Alexakis , American Musician

Work Quotes

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere - Chinese Proverb

Off to College Quotes, Learning Quotes

Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants - John W. Gardner

Education Quotes, Giving Quotes

Where I grew up, I could be a punk rocker and a jock. But in college, it became apparent that those two worlds didn't mix. When I brought my guitar back to school after Thanksgiving break, a friend handed me his bass and said, 'Listen to the Ramones.' - Jeff Ament, Musician

Giving Quotes

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. - Henry Adams, Historian

Influence Quotes

I knew I wanted to pursue a career in the theater the minute I graduated from college having not pursued it! So I went back to school and got a degree in music and began working in musical theater. - Nancy Allen , Actress

Work Quotes, Music Quotes

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework - Lily Tomlin

Work Quotes

I think everyone should go to college and get a degree and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver. Then they would really be educated - Al McGuire

Education is the movement from darkness to light - Allan Bloom, Philosopher

Education Quotes

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army - Edward Everett

Education Quotes

All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind - Martin H. Fischer

Mind Quotes

The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have given his life - Ernest Renan

Life Quotes, Truth Quotes

The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr - Mohammed

Sacred Quotes

I would really like to go back to school. I would love it now. - Fiona Apple , Musician

Love Quotes

Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education - Martin Luther King Jr

Education Quotes, Goal Quotes, Character Quotes, Intelligence Quotes

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind - Kahlil Gibran

Wisdom Quotes, Mind Quotes

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education - Mark Twain

Yearbook Quotes, Education Quotes

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. - John Dewey

Off to College Quotes, Education Quotes, Life Quotes

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education. - Martin Luther King Jr

Education Quotes, Goal Quotes, Character Quotes, Intelligence Quotes

You learn something every day if you pay attention - Ray LeBlond

Off to College Quotes, Attention Quotes

Anyone who thinks the art of conversation is dead ought to tell a child to go to bed - Robert Gallagher

Art Quotes

I can't run forever. I decided to go back to school for my degree, because I know now there's more to life than track. - Evelyn Ashford, Athlete

Life Quotes

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives - Robert Maynard Hutchins

Education Quotes

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world - Nelson Mandela

Education Quotes, Change Quotes, Power Quotes

I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught - Winston Churchill, Statesman

When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course - Peter Drucker, Businessman